We are pleased to announce the 1.4 release of the Chinese sentiment analysis Fuxi API. In this release we improved the detection quality a lot. Feel free to send us your feedback. Remember, that on-premise installations are also possible and the API is very lightweight in terms of memory and CPU consumption. 40+ companies and individuals already trust Fuxi API, we will be more than happy to see you on board!
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Looking for Chinese sentiment analysis? It is here.
Analyzing Sina Weibo (Chinese Twitter) and Renren (Chinese Facebook) for sentiment are quite tricky. In general social media analysis, for instance for Russian is tricky. There are few reasons:
- Grammar: in short messages there is not much space to spell out correct grammar. So in most cases it is “broken” from the stand point of classic parsers.
- Words: they change frequently, following social media development of a particular news / reaction or may be even a flash mob.
- Sarcasm: the author does not mean the sentiment you deduce by reading it for the first time. It sometimes takes a research and find a visual item, that helps understand the sentiment:
Fuxi API is catching up with what’s cooking in Chinese social media by analyzing a vast array of messages in Simplified and Traditional Chinese. We have just released its 1.2 version with a number of changes to better tune for the sentiment signal in the avalanche of tweets, blog posts and news articles, all in Chinese. Check it out.